Notes to Philosophy 167: Class 9 -- Descartes' Principia: The Vortex Theory of the Heavens -- Part 2.

Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-


  • Synopsis: The Problem Addressed by the Vortex Theory -- The Basic Picture of the Vortex Theory -- The Sun, the Planets, and their Satellites -- The Physics of Curvilinear Motion -- The Underlying Physics of Orbital Motion -- The Physics of Light and Its Transmission -- Explanations of Other Cosmological Phenomena -- Subsequent Variations of the Theory.

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